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GEORGE E. PICKETT(1825 - 1875) Confederate major general who formed the brigades for the ill-fated charge on the final day at Gettysburg. Pickett never forgave Lee for the destruction of his command, and died a bitter man. Fine A.L.S. signed "G. E. Pickett Capt. 9th Infy" twice, on recto and verso, 1p. 4to., Red Scout Springs, Va., Sep. 1, 1858 to futures CSA Gen. Samuel Cooper. In part: "...I have the honor to report myself on Leave of Absence - 'Special Order No. 108, War Dept. Adjt. Genl. Office Washington D.C. Aug. 5th, 1858'...". Fine condition. At the time, Pickett was on leave from duty in the Northwest.
Estimate $ 4,000-6,000

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